people who hate tent city are douchebags. period.
Lame. Tent City's few visits to St. Joe's up here Capitol Hill-way have been uneventful. The only impact to the neighborhood was more people riding the #12 bus which is a positive impact, no?
I don't think they hate tent city.
I just think that if I lived in the suburbs I wouldn't want hundreds of homeless people wandering around my neighborhood all of a sudden. What's wrong with that?
The real problem here is not where to put a tent city, but that there is a tent city at all. What the fuck!?! Wasn't the city committed to "ending homelessness" and all that, with a plan and everything? Is a tent city the best we can do as a community?
when tent city was in Kirkland they broke into a lot of peoples cars ripping off CD's and stereo's.
Sundquist stands by his church's decision, but does that mean that he helped reach that decision? What precisely was his stance when the church council was mulling the decision?
Just want to point out that Tent City 4 has been staying in Issaquah (about a mile from my house) for four months now without incident.
Not to confuse the anti-homeless, anti-suburb and anti-eastside arguments with facts.
I agree with everything jseattle said.
Tent City's two (more?) visits to St. Joseph's Church parking lot at 19th & Aloha hve been totally uneventful. The parish had outreach meetings the first time (2004?) and an ice-cream social for the neighbors at Tent City when they first arrived.
Never heard of a SINGLE problem arising from their two visits.
"One man gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. [Proverbs 11-24]"
I call bullshit on irl500girl @ 5...cite some actual reports on this if ya got 'em because this contradicts virtually every story that I've ever seen on how tent city enforces their "good neighbor" policies.
Also, any regrets SECB on your endorsement of this "straightlaced" businessman over MR?
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